Light Science & Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting (Paperback)
  • Light Science & Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting (Paperback)

Light Science & Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting (Paperback)

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Paperback 382 Pages / Published: 25/02/2015
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Photographic lighting is a topic that will never go out of style, no matter how sophisticated cameras and other technology get. Even with the most high-tech gear, photographers still need to put a lot of thought and vision into lighting their photographs in order to get great results. This key skill has the power to dramatically and quickly improve photographs.

Light Science and Magic provides you with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light, with examples and instructions for practical application. Featuring photographs, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions, this book speaks to photographers of varying levels. It provides invaluable information on how to light the most difficult subjects, such as surfaces, metal, glass, liquids, extremes (black-on-black and white-on-white), and portraits.

This new edition includes:

All new chapter titled "Setting Up Your New Studio"

A re-vamped and expanded chapter 8 now titled "Making Portraits"

New appendix of reliable photo gear sources

Over 100 new photographs and informational sidebars

Updated information about advances in flash equipment, LED panels and fluorescent lights

Styles of lighting continue to change, but the nature of light will always remain the same. Once photographers understand the basic physics of lighting, they can apply that knowledge to a broad range of photographic styles.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415719407
Number of pages: 382
Weight: 1084 g
Dimensions: 235 x 191 x 23 mm
Edition: 5th New edition


"This book offers a set of tools that a photographer can use to promote their own sense of art and beauty. While your photographs reflect your individual taste and vision, the tools in this book give you options to highlight or diminish the elements in the photograph and as a result, lift those images to something more, something even better. The authors have done an amazing job by writing about a difficult subject in an easy style that allows the reader to fully understand the concepts of lighting and how it will shape your images." - Apogee Photo Magazine

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